What often stands in the way of our dreams and goals is an innate, biological reaction to anything unknown, anything that might get us killed, hurt, or rejected by others.
In short, the lizard brain.
Not only do we turn our backs on fear, but we also tend to rationalize it in such a way that it makes it seem like nothing happened.
In order to avoid mental pain, we come up with the most bizarre excuses possible.
I don’t have a driver’s license because I don’t like to drive. Truth is, I never believed I could save enough money to buy a car, so I rationalized myself out of mental discomfort.
The truth? I was afraid.
So what can I do about fear? Not in a temporary manner, but rather in a way that changes me from the inside and transforms my life?
It’s simple. I should make it my aim to never turn my back on mental discomfort.
Life is pain, and I should accept it and even learn to appreciate the moments of fear and discomfort as they allow me to better myself.
The game of life is simple: we either venture into the center of our fears, and we grow, or we turn our backs on fear, and we stagnate or worse.Continue reading “Don’t Turn Your Back on Mental Discomfort”